On Sale: September 13, 2016
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Dinah Jefferies' unforgettable new novel, The Tea
Planter's Wife is a haunting, tender portrait of a woman
forced to choose between her duty as a wife and her instinct
as a mother...
Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in
Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But
the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same
one she fell in love with in London.
Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up
in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the
plantation alone. It's a place filled with clues to the past
- locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk,
an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for
Gwen soon falls pregnant and her husband is overjoyed, but
she has little time to celebrate. In the delivery room the
new mother is faced with a terrible choice, one she knows no
one in her upper class set will understand - least of all
Laurence. Forced to bury a secret at the heart of her
marriage, Gwen is more isolated than ever. When the time
comes, how will her husband ever understand what she has done?
The Tea Planter's Wife is a story of guilt, betrayal
and untold secrets vividly and entrancingly set in colonial
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